2020 Seat Leon - prices and specifications announced

Standard on the entry-model SE are 16-inch Design alloys, an eight-inch infotainment system, SEAT Connect technology, cloth upholstery, leather steering wheel and gear stick, plus LED headlight technology with automatic high beam, electric and heated side mirrors, electronic parking brake, two USB points in the front, and ‘Kessy Go’ keyless start. There will be three trim levels at launch, with the comfort-oriented XCellence joining the line-up later (Photo: Seat) The mid-range SE Dynamic — which starts from £20,955 — adds upgrades the infotainment to the SEAT Digital Cockpit with Navi, complete with 10-inch infotainment screen — with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — and 10.25-inch digital driver binnacle, park Assist (front and rear sensors), and tinted rear side windows. Sporty front and rear bumpers, Dynamic17-inchalloys, dual exhaust pipes and a unique suspension set-up (15mm lower ride height than other trims) ensure FR models stand out from the crowd visually and acoustically. Inside the cabin, FR includes contrast stitching, a leather multifunction steering wheel, three-zone air conditioning, wireless charging tray in the front and two additional USB points in the rear. In addition to the same winter pack and ambient-light tech as found in the FR Sport, there’s a suede cloth finish on some of the interior, plus chrome trim on the side windows. Built on the ubiquitous MQB architecture that underpins most of the bread-and-butter models in the VW Group, the new Leon is almost 90mm longer than before; 50mm of that has been inserted into the wheelbase. The new Leon has a longer wheelbase, meaning more passenger space (Photo: Seat) Externally, both the nose and windscreen sit more upright; the combination gives the car a more powerful, taut stance, while also appearing to make the bonnet look longer. A six-speed manual gearbox will be fitted as standard, though an auto ‘box is available as an option on all the petrol models. The auto route also opens up the possibility of adding 48-volt mild-hybrid technology on the 1.0 and 148bhp 1.5 petrol variants. More significantly, the new Leon range will also include a 1.4-litre petrol-based plug-in hybrid edition which can travel up to 38 miles on electricity alone.